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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Can we get an annual survey?

I just took the 2019 Developer Survey for Stack Overflow, and I was thinking it would be cool to get similar information for the RPG.se community. Some potential questions: What RPGs have you played ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and “more meaningful”?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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Stack Devs: Please let us show longer answers in the Tour page

The tour page presents a sample of the kinds of Q&A we might see on this site. Moderators can pick what shows up there from a very limited list of questions, with a preview of how it will show up ...
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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?

As the title says: I've noticed over the past month or so that a lot of new users tend to accept questions after only a couple of hours. I know that it isn't mandatory for users to wait 24h to ...
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Can the main theme picture of the site be changed?

I haven't been on this website for a while but i could say i've been here for about a year and i noticed the picture of the Dragon fighting some people. I've been looking at it for a year and it kinda ...
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

As I brought up in the comments of this question, it would be great if it were possible to somehow have a specified tag always be listed first on a post, or if certain special tags (in RPG.SE's case, ...
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Should we give a reason why we are downvoting an answer [duplicate]

I was wondering if we should have a small dialog box which is opened when you wish to downvote a question or answer, I feel that if people put in the reasoning for the downvote the community will have ...
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Notification of edits on questions you answered

Is there a way to get notified when a question you have answered gets edited? Edits sometimes change the wording or meaning of the main question and a previously posted answer can seem badly worded or ...
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Removing downvotes?

So this question is currently being looked at for various reasons, but I note the following (I assume Mod) comment: Hey, guys, voting to close and downvoting don't have to go hand-in-hand. VTC as ...
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

D&D editions sometimes colloquially go by their edition number alone, and people sometimes enter just the edition for a tag. We've had to burninate the 5e tag a few times. I'd like the following ...
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Downvoting first questions - can we be more welcoming?

I feel as though I've seen a lot of new-member questions that are (not that surprisingly) less than amazing, and therefore get close votes. I think that's pretty logical, and usually the close votes ...
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Can we make the locked question default messages more clear?

In a recently locked post it came to my attention that the comment proceeding the Locked banner was unclear in a way. This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. ...
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Should/can we change the Duplicate notification?

Currently, the duplicate notification says This question already has an answer here: and links to the "original" question. I find this, at least, misleading, considering we close questions as ...
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Is there any way to fix the Help Center “Scope” page?

Compared to the other PHB races, where does Mousemen homebrew race stands, in terms of balance? has been closed as off-topic. The only stated reason for close, is 'because "Evaluate my Homebrew" are ...
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Can there be a bracketed locked after locked questions like with on hold and closed questions?

While a question that's on hold or closed is indicated in brackets in the general list of questions, a question that's locked isn't. (For example, at the time of this writing, this question.) Is ...
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Why are Questions marked as ON HOLD allowed to have an answer chosen?

If the community has marked a Question as On Hold (for whatever reason), it seems odd that the Stack system can allow the Querent to choose an answer. Basically, if the question isn't stack ready yet,...
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How to deal with the suppression of minority answers inherent in the system?

This question drew my attention to the method used for minority opinions in questions that don't have a clear cut answer. While I understand the democratic approach to answers, what seems to happen in ...
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Can we make [pbta] a synonym for [powered-by-the-apocalypse]?

In many places online, people refer to all games derived from Apocalypse World as "PbtA", short for "Powered by the Apocalypse". Could we make pbta a synonym for our powered-by-the-apocalypse tag?
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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?

We get questions every day that need to be put on hold while we wait for a new querent to specify what game/edition they're playing. As of this writing I've seen three so far today--they get quickly ...
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Update the Bounty auto-award information to clarify your own answers are ineligible

The rules for the bounties make it clear that you cannot award your own answer. However it makes no reference to the automatic rewarding of half the amount to the highest scoring answer. After the ...
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Add [feat] as a synonym for [feats]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [feat] but the tag [feats] already exist. Did you meant to use [feats]? Or something to that ...
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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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Add tag warnings for [rules-as-written] and [dungeons-and-dragons]

Back in Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say? we came to a general agremeent on a couple of tag warnings for the site. This post is a feature request directed to ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

A lot of the times we close a question for being unclear, it's because it's missing a system tag. I would guess that's the case for over half of our closed-as-unclear questions. With this in mind, ...
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Could we rework/reword the “unclear what is asked” closure reason?

Often questions are closed/set on hold with the reason that it is unclear what is asked. In almost all of those cases I come across I'm more or less certain that's not the real reason because it is ...
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Differentiate between close reasons in terms of required votes when displaying close-voters

I agreed with SevenSidedDie's Argument, that the question What does thieves' cant sound like? is off-topic because it asks for the sound of an existing language/slang and thus belongs to another ...
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Could the Stack automatically post a ping-back comment on referenced Questions?

I think it would be useful for questions to have links to any meta-discussions about them. This is inspired by The Oracle, which posts new meta questions to Chat. Could the site automatically post a ...
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Why isn't there a tag for Fighting Fantasy?

I was going to edit this question by adding a tag for Fighting Fantasy, because I noticed that he had missed it, but then I found out that there isn't a tag for it. That seems odd, given that Fighting ...
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When a linked duplicate question has dozens of answers we should be able to link to a specific one

When we mark a question as a duplicate and they are only 75% similar, there is a chance that the answers to the linked questions are not always applicable and thus useless for the questioner. ...
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Further Reading in Questions, not comments

A useful kind of comment we get on both questions and answers frequently goes as follows: Related: [link description](link target) or, less helpfully: [Related](link target) When this is, in ...
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Can we have smallcaps?

So, fake smallcaps are bad, and SE doesn't have real ones. Do we want real ones? I assume the increased page lag would be comparable to the overhead increase we got when we implemented MathJax (or ...
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Could something be done to prevent correcting British English to American English? [duplicate]

As far as I can see, the problem of changing British English to American English and vice versa is continuously happening. Some people don't care at all, others feel slightly irritated and some even ...
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Words that shall not be used… [duplicate]

Base off the extended discussion on this question. I used the word idiot which as the definition shows is "formal". I, mistakenly, believed that this would be fine. It apparently was with a large ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

I've recently learned that d4, 8, 10, 12, and 20 interface well with screen readers, but that the d6 reads as "bullets." Presumably, that's the interpretation given to pips. Can we change the d6 to ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Quoting the official description of downvoting priveledge: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps ...
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How about we make Stack Exchange into an RPG game?

TL;DR: Let’s make Stack Exchange into an RPG game! =CURRENCIES= There’re 2 currencies in the game: gold and diamonds. Gold Gold is the most common currency. It’s very similar to the existing “...
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Could we get a [forum] shortlink?

We get a lot of questions that are better suited to a forum, and it's customary when closing them to provide a link to that post. Since I've started doing moderation, though, I've noticed that we don'...
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Feature Request: Citing Tweets

I'd like to paste in a Twitter URL and get a nicely formatted quote with a link back to the original, the Twitter user, date, etc. Lately—primarily due to the convenience of reaching D&D 5e ...
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chat in sidebar on main page

On meta there is a 'x people chatting' window in the sidebar. On other sites I have seen that on the regular pages as well (like on superuser). Can we have that here too? Or should it be there and I ...
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Reputation breakdown

Is there a way to see how much of your reputation has been earned from the various activities? So its broken down into the points for what you have asked, what you have answered, and the other ways ...
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Is there a guide on using the Search Function?

Up in the right corner, there is a search box. I know, based on clicking on things from profiles, that there are modifiers that can be added to the search to filter the return. At the least, you can ...
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MathJax (LaTeX equations) for RPG.SE and Statistics Posts

MathJax Support has been enabled for RPG.se MathJax support has been added to RPG.se. We should probably write up a guide on Meta for using it, but in the short version is that you can use ...
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Can our badges be swords or some other more recognizeable symbol?

Sci-fi's stack Badge is the rebel alliance symbol, some other stacks have other cool symbols that represent their badges. As is right now, we have dice that well... don't really look like dice. They ...
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What's with the Comic Sans-like font for Bold and Italic?

Everywhere on RPG.SE Meta, there is a clean, crisp serif font. Everywhere that is, except for the edit buttons: Notice the B (for bold), the I (for italics), and the quotes (for block text). They are ...
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I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but the question is held

I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but someone else has put the question on hold. Is there a good way for me to communicate my answer to them without breaking SE rules? For example, one ...
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Is it possible to change a vote on an answer from the question being edited?

I down-voted This Answer, as at the time I felt that it didn't actually answer the question as it was asked. Now that the question has been edited, this answer is a valid answer and not deserving of ...
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Is there any way we can set up whispers to certiain screen names in chat? [duplicate]

Sometimes on RPG stack you're playing that game where you want to do something sneaky or underhanded and its really hard to do so when you can't pass the GM a note to let them know of your intentions. ...
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Why don't we award a rep point for a helpful comment that improved an answer?

Background: Use of the search feature did not lead me to any question on meta that addressed Comments earning reputation. (this addresses reviews, not Comments). My question is based on the ...
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When are we getting the new user pages? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange just debuted new user profile pages, and they're pretty great. Are they coming to RPG.se? When?
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A better banner

While going around the site, our banner is the most prominent element on the page, and it does nothing to stop people from thinking this is about computer RPGs. Should we add a "tabletop" writing ...